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Operation Christmas Child

Shoebox Gifts Bring Love to Cambodia

Eleven-year-old Yeoun had never received a present from anyone and she wasn’t about to miss this chance. She showed up at the church at 6 a.m., still wearing her blue pajamas and with hours still to go before the Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift distribution. Yeoun’s parents are divorced and she lives with her grandmother.…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Changing the Story in Cambodia

Fox News host Greta Van Susteren and her husband John Coale visited northwest Cambodia with Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham this week to see how hundreds of families’ lives have changed since their trip in January. Greta and John have partnered with Samaritan’s Purse to build an irrigation system for these villages in order to alleviate hardship…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Savings Groups Prevent Labor Trafficking in Cambodia

“Labor trafficking is a massive issue, but it should not be seen as unchangeable,” said Barry Jessen, manager of the Samaritan’s Purse trafficking prevention program in Cambodia. Barry and his team work in villages near the border with Thailand to educate families about the risks of unsafe migration and to train them for income-generating opportunities…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Emergency Response in Cambodia

Fear of prosecution and forced removal is driving tens of thousands of Cambodian migrant workers home, creating a humanitarian crisis as a flood of people cross the border with no food, water, livelihoods, or even a place to go. Last week the ruling military junta in Thailand, which seized power in May, announced that undocumented…

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Discipleship, Education & Training

Preparing Young Leaders in Cambodia

Richard Greene is a staff writer with Samaritan’s Purse. Recently, he traveled to Cambodia, where we have worked since 2003 to bring physical relief and the hope of Jesus to one of the world’s poorest nations. The day before my wife Lynda and I were to begin flying to Cambodia, our oldest daughter texted me…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Flood Relief in Cambodia

Thousands of families in Cambodia have been evacuated to higher ground due to severe flooding caused by monsoon rains and overflowing rivers, according to Cambodia’s National Committee for Disaster Management. Many families’ stilted houses were destroyed by floodwater. The water devastated their subsistence crops and profitable crops, and washed out the road many villagers use…

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Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child Distribution in Cambodia

Andrew Conard works with Samaritan’s Purse in Cambodia as a water, sanitation, and hygiene program manager. Recently, he helped with a shoebox distribution in rural Banteay Meanchey province, Cambodia. Recently, I had the privilege of distributing shoeboxes to children in a rural village church. Although I have been in Cambodia working with Samaritan’s Purse for…

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Discipleship, Education & Training

Improving Education in Cambodia

Sim Chhengty is the Samaritan’s Purse We Can Read and Write project coordinator in Cambodia. Sreyrous is 12 years old and in the fourth grade at Khlengpor Primary School in Banteay Meanchey Province in Cambodia. To afford her schooling, her parents have to work in Siem Reap, and Sreyrous lives with her aunt. It is…

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Our Ministry

WFLA/iHeart Radio Fundraiser: Drill a Well in Cambodia

Help Drill a Well in Cambodia GIVE NOW Freshwater Wells - 13924 Give Samaritan’s Purse is grateful that WFLA morning show host Preston Scott is promoting our clean water efforts in Cambodia this Christmas season! We are thankful to iHeart Radio and listeners like you for your support! Impoverished families often struggle to find clean…

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Women's Programs

Giving Mothers Hope in Cambodia

Her lips were chapped and stray strands of hair from her ponytail swept across her forehead. She grimaced with nearly every step, and eyes that hinted of worry and fear looked into the distance. Physical pain and the brutal Cambodian heat proved almost an unbearable combination for this 18-year-old expectant mother. Sokny had arrived at…

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